Tag: Sleep

August 18, 2017

sleep hygiene tipsA circadian rhythm is any change in the body that follows a 24 hour cycle responding to changes in light and temperature. These changes can be physical, mental or behavioral. There is a group of nerve cells, the suprachiasmatic nucleus/SCN, in the brain that serves as the control system for this rhythm. The SCN controls the production of melatonin which is a hormone that promotes sleep. When there is less light, the SCN sends the signal to produce more melatonin. This is one of the reasons why sleep hygiene is important.

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June 13, 2017

what is adrenal fatigueWhat is Adrenal Fatigue?

Perched gently on top of your kidneys are your adrenal glands! These amazing little organs produce adrenal hormones that help to regulate your bodily functions and to respond to stress. If you are constantly under stress, your adrenal glands work “over-time” and can become depleted.

People with adrenal fatigue experience a level of fatigue that is not relieved by a night’s sleep. Attempts to stay alert with caffeine, sugar and other stimulants work temporarily, but more and more of these products are needed, and eventually do not help. It becomes harder and harder to get out of bed in the morning.

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